The YouTuber-turned-pro-boxer Jake Paul never holds himself back from taking a shot at UFC President Dana White. He has grabbed headlines alongside his brother Logan for slamming UFC in the past. They have been vocal about the payscale of UFC. Logan Paul also recently revealed that he called ambulance after drug problem.
He has yet again slammed Dana White regarding the fighter pay situation in the UFC. According to Paul, the minimum pay received by fighters competing under the promotion’s banner is only $12000, which is apparently equivalent to what a “janitor makes”.
Jake Paul opens up on Dana White
Paul claimed that while UFC fighters may hold White in high regard because he’s their boss, he isn’t afraid to stand up to him. He added that White must pay $50000 minimum wage to every fighter on the UFC roster:
“I don’t give a f**k about you but all these people, all of your fighters, all of them, they can’t say s**t because you’ll just bench them… The bottomline Dana is that you won’t add healthcare for your fighters because you don’t give a f**k about them. You’re too much of a greedy b***h to pay your minimum fighter more than $12000 for risking their lives. It’s what a janitor makes. You need to pay them $50000 Dana.”
This comes after Jake Paul publicly stated he’ll retire from the sport of boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal under MMA rules if Dana White agrees to provide long-term healthcare to all fighters on the UFC roster and increases minimum fighter pay to $50000:
“I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to: 1. Increase min fighter pay per fight to $50k [it’s $12k now] 2. Guarantee UFC fighters 50% of UFC annual revenues [$1bn in 2021] 3. Provide long term healthcare to all fighters…”
Paul also claimed he’d gained weight from eating bad and partying with the likes of Mike Tyson, showing off his gut in the video, as seen below.
Happy new year @danawhite. Here is a real challenge for you…
I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to: pic.twitter.com/bJScDVITvL
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 1, 2022